Education Sector

Connecticut company that hosts school websites recovering from ransomware attack

Jesse Leavenworth reports: A Glastonbury-based company that hosts thousands of school websites in Connecticut and across the nation continued to recover Monday from a ransomware attack launched last week. “We still have no evidence that any data has been viewed, compromised or extracted,” Finalsite spokeswoman Morgan Delack said. Finalsite has identified the cyber attacker...

Missouri school district’s employee data dumped by ransomware group

It’s a new year, but we are still seeing old problems with the education sector being compromised by ransomware attacks on the k-12 subsector. Over the past weekend, threat actors known as Vice Society dumped data from Carthage R-9 district in Carthage, Missouri. When contacted about the incident, a spokesperson for Vice Society informed...

Monroe Public Schools notifies 1,201 of data breach in June

Add Monroe Public Schools in Michigan to any list you may be keeping of schools hit by ransomware. On January 7, external counsel for the district notified individuals about an incident the district discovered on June 10, 2021 when certain systems and files were encrypted. The district reports that it immediately secured their network...

COVID Test Data Breach at British School

Sarah Coble reports: A mix-up at a school in Worcestershire, England, caused parents to receive the COVID-19 test results of other people’s children. The data breach, reported today by the Evesham Journal, occurred at co-educational secondary school and sixth-form college The De Montfort School (TDMS) in Evesham, which is part of the Four Stones Multi...

FinalSite ransomware attack shuts down thousands of school websites

Lawrence Abrams reports: FinalSite, a leading school website services provider, has suffered a ransomware attack disrupting access to websites for thousands of schools worldwide. FinalSite is a software as a service (SaaS) provider that offers website design, hosting, and content management solutions for K-12 school districts and universities. FinalSite claims to provide solutions for over 8,000 schools...